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Saudi vacationers among world’s biggest spenders in UAE

Global payment solutions provider, Visa has said Saudi traveller top the list of GCC nationals in terms of spending while in the UAE, Saudi Gazette has reported. Saudi Arabia's spending shot up 73.8% in 2011, compared with the previous year, with a total of 1.1 million transactions made on Visa debit and Visa credit cards in the UAE, the report said. This growth resulted in a total spend of $326.3m, making visitors from the kingdom the fourth biggest spenders, just behind the UK, Russia and the US, Visa added.